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mellow celebration at seattle's space needle? pot smokers lit up like it was new year's eve. new voter approved initiative went into effect midnight. this pot party technically, is illegal. wz's law bans smoking pot in public places. for now the seattle police department is turning a blind eye. this notice was sent to all officers last night. until further notice officers shall not take any enforcement action, other than to issue a verbal warning, for a violation of initiative 502. miguel marquez is in seattle. you were there at midnight for the big party, when the law went into effect. what was it like? >> reporter: well, it was a lot of pot being smoked. i think i must have a contact high from all of that. it was one of many, many parties across the state last night as proponents of this law celebrate the first time that pot is legal here. it's the first step in a very long process. ♪ because i got high >> reporter: the moment recreational pot, anything less than an ounce no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a criminal anymore. i can't go to jail for smal
found him at a checkpoint in security detail. he is going to seattle to live with the soldier's girlfriend. >> the third was found on base when he was just eight weeks old. he is not going to live with his soldier. >> ready for a chilly day? >> tomorrow, 45 degrees. after that, back into the 50's to 60's for the weekend. rain comes our way late sunday into monday. monday and into tuesday, could rain around us. >> thank you very much. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--
and licenses starting this morning. >>> pot smokers are lighting up in seattle. this is a public pot party. the new law legalizing marijuana went into effect in the state today. voters approved the law in november, but the law doesn't allow people to smoke weed in public. if they get caught, they could be fined. >> if you look at everybody around here, i have never seen so many people in seattle in one vicinity like this. >> the city is not issuing fines just yet. anyone lighting up will be given a warning for now. voters in colorado approved a similar law in november legalizing marijuana. users there can only carry an ounce or less. >>> it's a big night at the white house. the national christmas tree lighting ceremony is underway on the ellipse. the first family is set to flip the switch in a few minutes. the tradition is meant to celebrate the holiday season and share the message of peace. the u.s. navy band, i think, just wrapping up here. sue palka is on the ellips tonight and, sue, normally, i would be asking you about the cold when you're outside like. this you have a celebration to
lining up outside a seattle administration building. they began picking up their wedding licenses this morning. >>> the nominations for the 2013 grammy awards are in. six different artists tied for top nominee. they are kanye west, jay-z, frankie ocean. mumford and sons and the band fun. and call me maybe up for song of the year. the grammys will air on february 10th. i. >>> red parking meters around town designed to fight fraud and provide parking for the disabled but up next, that effort isn't going as planned and the costing you. we'll get the details. >> this morning is a far cry from where we were yesterday and the day before with the temperatures. cooler air kicking in. i'm he have the details on how long it will stick around. and your full forecast. we'll be back after the break. >>> time now for a fox 5 holiday tradition. accepted in your ornaments for the fox 5 christmas tree. we'll decorate a tree with your festive donation and give it to a local charity to brighten up your holiday. your holiday. be sure to put it to the attention of the fox 5 christmas tree. s tree. >>>
the clock struck midnight in seattle on thursday 100 or so pot lovers gather to it light up. recreational use of marijuana is now legal after voters approved the measure on november . >> washington voters were very ready for a new approach to marijuana. >> a new approach that led to adults over 21 to posses over an ounce of pot and use it but only in private. which meant the midnight celebration was, in fact, illegal. the new law conflicts with a federal ban on marijuana. it didn't tell police how to enforce it and lacks spisks on how to regular late producers. >> there is a major problem that has to be work out quickly. >> officials say they are plowing forward because prohibition got expensive. the state spent $1 million a year prosecutors offenders. >> this is one reason why rohigs has failed in its purpose. >> while the feds decide what they will do the state is expect an influx of tourist. >> it is already happening. there is people from boston, noraway, and other places here. >> this puts them above colorado where its law of recreational use on marijuana goes into effect next month
karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> what a story. >>> now, to the latest twist in the controversial utah custody battle. a baby girl was put up for adoption without her soldier father's knowledge or consent. a judge ordered the girl returned to her father. and now, the mother is speaking out in an abc news exclusive. amy robach is here with the latest on this controversial story. >> reporter: good morning to you. this bitter battle over a 21-month-old little girl, between her adoptive parents and the biological father, has grown more complicated. the girl's birth mother is speaking out to abc news. tira bland says no matter who has custody of her daughter, she is still her mother. and she still loves her. >> her well-being is all that matters to me. i want to see her successful. i want to see her in a home, a good home. >> reporter: but the question of just who provides that home is now at the center of a contentious custody battle. bland's ex-husband, terry achane, a sergeant in the army, said bland put his daughter up for adoption without his knowledge in 2010. when he learned that the
law will work. >> three, two, one! >> reporter: when the clock struck midnight in seattle thursday, 100 or so pot lovers gathered beneath the space needle to light up. recreational use of marijuana is now legal in washington state, after voters approved the measure on november 6th. >> washington voters were very ready for a new approach to marijuana. >> reporter: a new approach that led to adults over 21, possess up to an ounce of pot and use it, but only in private. which means the very public midnight celebration was in fact illegal. the new law, though, conflicts with the federal ban on marijuana. doesn't tell police how to go about enforcing it. and lacks specifics on how to license growers and retailers to produce and sell it. >> clearly there's this major problem, you know, that has to be worked out through committee quickly. >> reporter: but state officials say they're plowing forward because prohibition got expensive. the state spent $100 million a year prosecuting pot users. >> washington state is a wash as most states are in marijuana. which is one points prohibition has
of the king county auditor's office in seattle. more than 250 licenses issued. the first wedding to take place on sunday. washington was one of three states to approve same-sex marriage in the november elections. >>> back here in the district, there have been delays to the city's medical marijuana program. pat lawson muse has more on what's slowing things down. >> city officials thought the medical marijuana program would be up and running in the district by now. but the news4 iteam has learned they haven't started growing a single plant yet. earlier this year, applicants got the go-ahead to register for licenses, to either grow or sell medical marijuana at ten sites, all six of the cultivation centers are located in northeast, mainly in ward 5. most of the dispensaries are in northwest. there is one in southeast. but it's taking longer than initially thought to get the program going. right now, none of the applicants has received a certificate of occupancy, which they all need before they can get their business licenses to start operating. the city tells the news4 iteam they're waiting for al
were able to get wedding licenses. many lined up outside an administration building in seattle. voters there also approved gay marriage in a november referendum. >>> other stories making headlines. the foreign ministry still hasn't decided whether to send john mcafee back. he did that in guatemala city yesterday. he said he fears for his safety because he has sensitive information about official. >> there will be a funeral for a man after he got pushed on to the subway tracks. that man's wife says they had fought and he had been drinking. he had a bottle of vodka on him as he was killed. the homeless man accused of pushing him was bothering people. that's when the argument broke out and he was pushed on to the tracks. >> you don't hear this too often. 911 dispatchers got a call for help from a burglary suspect. christopher more is accused of breaking into a home. james and his wife and two children were asleep at the time. jero said he woke up grabbed his pistol and cornered a man. he is now facing burglary charges. >>> and in london, duchess kate left the hospital where she was treate
legally get married. many people wasted little r the time and lined occupy outside a seattle administering building shortly after the governor signed the law yesterday. the law legalizing marijuana possession also went into effect in washington state. adults can have up to one ounce of pot but it is still banned from public use just like drinking alcohol. >>> coming up next, remembering a jazz legend who helped bring the art form to the masses with a hit that can just about put anybody in a good mood. >> but first, we'll have today's forecast that will also make you feel good as we listen to some of that music. we'll check in with gwen when fox 5 morning news continues. q get irresistibly clean and fresh carpets in your home with resolve deep clean powder. the moist powder removes three times more dirt than vacuuming alone while neutralizing odors for a clean you can see, smell and really enjoy. don't just vacuum clean. resolve clean. >>> wear just 19 days away from christmas. how can that be? the national christmas tree lighting ceremony gets started at 4:30 today. this is its 9 onth year
.m. the front page of "the huffington post," "tax me, please please." the seattle times says "license to marry, it's official," more than 200 lbg koups celebrati-- celebrating as they became the first in washington to get same-sex marriage licenses. >> and salon.com getting a little silly and salacious with the world's worst online daters. it looks at the often inappropriate self-portraits that men post on online dating sites. americans are always ready to work hard for a better future. since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ now we need a little bit more... [ male announcer ] at humana, we understand the value of quality time and personal attention. which is why we are proud to partner with health care professionals who understand the difference that quality time with ou
. in seattle, about 100 people marked the occasion by smoking joints beneath the city's iconic space needle. technically, doing that in public remains against the law. marijuana is still illegal under federal law. but the justice department has not said if it will try to block the washington state law or a similar statute in colorado. same-sex marriage also became legal in washington state today, and in maryland. gay and lesbian couples in both states began picking up marriage licenses. those in washington state have to wait three days to be married. same-sex weddings in maryland will begin on january first. maine will legalize the practice on december 29. the three states are the first to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. in economic news, new jobless claims fell sharply last week, after a temporary spike in the wake of hurricane sandy. and on wall street, stocks managed modest gains today. the dow jones industrial average added 39 points to close at 1,374. the nasdaq rose 15 points to close at 2,989. the u.s. senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill normalizing trade relations w
seattle. marijuana, by the way, under federal law still not legal. don't go crazy. however, according to a usa today gallup poll 64% of those surveyed say the feds need to back off once states give pot the green light. however in, a general sense americans are still split down the middle when it comes to actual legalization. 50% say no. 48% say yes. >>> a new controversy brewing tonight at penn state, a are so rote there is under investigation after al -- a sorority there is under investigation after allegation of racist behavior. a photo of a mexican themed party showed up online. one woman has a sign saying we'll mow lawn for weed plus beer. northerly sign says i don't cut grass. i smoke it. the are sorority has apologized for the party. >>> the duchess of cambridge is finally going home from the hospital. the royal couple smiled in front of cameras. care of the being treated for severe morning sick -- kate was being treated for severe morning sickness and fold the press she was feeling much better -- told the press she was feeling much better. >> you know who that really sounded
there. dozens gathered at the king county auditor's office in seattle to get state licenses. more than 250 of them were issued. meanwhile, marijuana smokers in the state are legally lighting up this evening as a new law legalizing krek creation al marijuana use took effect. under the measure people can have up to an ounce of pot, however, they're not allowed to smoke it in public. >>> president barack obama paid a visit to a family in fairfax county today as part of the push to avoid what they call the fiscal cliff. the president heard how tax increases would affect a middle class family like that one if no deal is reached by the end of the year. democrats and republicans are still at an impasse over raising taxes for the top 2% of the nation's earners. >>> police arrested a 17-year-old student in montgomery county who brought a gun to school this morning. the campus officer arrested octavio estevez in rock vail. he was not supposed to be at school today but showed up anyway. the campus officer asked him to leave. when he didn't, the officer searched him and found an unloaded handgun i
for seattle insists they will prosecute people caught smoking or in possession of pot on fed property, buildings or parks. >> some members of congress are packing their bags to head home because they thought the house was in recess but majority leader eric cantor extended the schedule yesterday. now congress will come back to work next week hopefully to get a fiscal cliff deal. >> maybe the movie "lincoln" will inspire senators to work together. a special screening is scheduled for december 19th. senate aides said they will not screen the movie on the senate floor but somewhere else. >> michelle obama has said over and over again she never wants to run for office but a new poll shows her leading senator mark kirk in a very hypothetical matchup. the illinois republican had a stroke last year. >> tonight the entire obama family will gather around the christmas tree. it just happens to be the national christmas tree. it will take place at 5:00 eastern time. >> if you read only one thing this morning, maybe you're already thinking about your new year's resolution to get in better shape. h
legal in washington state. people smoke pot under the seattle space needle after the law took effect. technically, it's not legal to smoke pot in public anywhere. you cannot sell marijuana either. the federal government sent out a warning saying marijuana is still illegal under federal law. >>> congratulations. >> thank you so much. [ applause ] >> lus at the stroke of midnight, same-sex couples, like this couple of 35 years, earned the right to get married in washington state. dozens liked up shortly after the governor signed a voter- approved gay marriage measure into law yesterday afternoon. anti-virus software founder john mcafee could be deported back to belize. he was arrested in guatemala for entering, the country illegally -- entering the country illegally. >>> 8:49. the movie theater in aurora, colorado, the one that was the scene of a shooting rampage in the summer is due to reopen on january 18th. that rampage happened in july during a midnight premiere of the newest batman movie. 12 people were shot and killed. 58 were wounded. that theater has been going through remodeli
for recreational use. cnn's miguel marquez is joining us from see yat -- seattle. still some roadblocks, but what's the latest? >> reporter: some roadblocks indeed. you can have pot right now, but you can't go out and buy it. you still have to go to the black market. but in a year's time if everything goes the way it's supposed to, washington state will be a haven for pot. in the war on drugs, the government surrenders to marijuana users here in washington state. up to an ounce now legal for anyone over 21. >> we got that weed growing. we ain't worried about no police. we're out here living like tupac, baby. all eyes on the city cause we got it going on. >> reporter: this is the moment when marijuana became legal to possess at least under one ounce here in washington state. several dozen people, perhaps 100 people have showed up here at the space needle to smoke up and celebrate. including this guy. >> america, freedom! >> reporter: rick steves of tv travel fame co-sponsored pot initiative here saying it's about decriminalizing marijuana and freeing up government to focus on more important things
's a membership with privileges. >> we took our show to seattle once that starbucks serves vino. >> it's always back to the wine. >> no, i'm giving you information for this hour. >> you have the blue steel card. >> let me ask you this, in defense of the product -- in defense of the card, if you drink starbucks every single day, this covers you for half a year. >> ten weeks. well, if you do a latte a day -- >> did you do the math? you're so smart. >> speaking of rain man. >> what's the conclusion? what do you get? >> ten weeks of coffee, that's not enough. >> that's what the conclusion is. >> and i want the other $50 too. >> yes. >> you're spending the money anyway and get all the privileges. >> oh, the privileges. >> that's fantastic. the privileges. >> and did i -- >> look at our pearl lined toilet because you have the steel card. >> you do impress the ladies when you have that card, though. >> do you really, though? >> if you're taking your date to starbucks. >> all right. we've got to get to our take three because we have a special guest on the phone. we've seen a lot of these around the hol
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